This Newsweek poll and associated article
are pretty interesting, but I just want to point out a couple of things about it. First, the religious classifications within the poll include a category for "Christian - Mormon". It's not only encouraging that there's a place to self identify as Mormon, but that it's directly tied to "Christian". That's the anti argument that I hate most. Maybe this is a tiny, tiny sign that this claim is losing a bit of traction.
Second, it's just interesting reading. It seems that more personal experiences are all the rage in religious discourse nowadays. What can be done to invoke the Spirit more and to emphasize that element of the Church? Despite somewhat disappointing convert baptism rates, the two central themes in the article (personal experience with God and responsibility for one's own salvation) are essential elements of LDS doctrine. Can we make these a bit plainer in our image?